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Aug 17, 2013 10:00am EDT
satellite corp. 2013] now to the u.s. and its surveillance program by the nsa. overstepped its legal authority when it was doing unauthorized surveillance of americans and foreign targets. patrick leahy announced on friday that he wanted to hold another hearing on the nsa. we talked to another reporter about it. >> we are joined by jennifer martinez on the hill. why is patrick leahy calling for another hearing on the nsa? >> there was another report published by the washington post late thursday. broken had repeatedly promises rules and overstepped its authority. came out with a statement saying he remains concerned that congress is still not getting straightforward answers from the nsa and that they hope to hold another hearing when congress returns to get answers. >> how bad was the report the washington post published on thursday? >> it is definitely pretty damning. it puts the administration in a worse position than it was with the surveillance program. it also calls into question the statement that the president made that the press conference and at the white house and other sta
Aug 4, 2013 6:30pm EDT
's top priorities. >> along those lines, there's no better example than what is going on with the nsa. the administration is pushing as hard as they can to defend these programs. patrick leahy has said he is he said the changes. nsa got out of their lane on this. this is problematic for the hiselligence committee. willingness as a leader and chairman to take this position shows that he is an independent in the senate. >> they brought up the issue of immigration and gun control. where are both of these issues? >> gun-control he said is over with. he sees immigration as still life.-- alive. even though it is now out of his hands, he is still going to work really hard at communicating with members of the house and trying to get the final product to the president does.-- president's desk. >> thank you for being with us here. we appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] i've been pushing for this in the senate, that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is complicated. network cybersecurity means di
Aug 11, 2013 11:00am EDT
with the possible examination of the nsa. but i do not think we ought to immediately toss out a program until we think about it and look at it, you know, and the homeland security people on both sides of the aisle tell us it has done the job. >> ok. one thing i would like to point out though -- if the program were abused, we would not know. let me rephrase that. we would not know it until it was too late. know or have i read that the way this deal was supposed to work was when the controversy first kind of started, they were going to monitor these phone calls to find terrorists outside the united states. when that person contacted someone within the united states, they were going to go get a fisa order for that person. i felt a little bit uneasy about that, but i remember thinking, well, you know if it is one person or two people that are terrorists, you know, maybe. but , there are things we can do to make the united states saying, well, we need this database of phone calls. we need a database of this. we need a database of that. regardless, the fact is they have the capability of doing it, rig
Aug 25, 2013 6:30pm EDT
on the nsa on september 10 that i think will be fascinating to watch. i do think this issue does have at least the potential now of becoming that kind of dividing line within the democratic party and potentially something that could in fact shape whatever primary race there is in 2016. >> hillary clinton is giving a >> interesting she will be taking on that issue right now. what do you make on that? >> i have to differ somewhat on that. it is hard to see this issue becoming a really cutting edge issue for a couple of reasons. the vast majority of americans do want surveillance to take place to prevent us against terrorists. they do want this balance. also, it is hard to see even if i know intellectually that the nsa might be knowing what phone calls or numbers go in and out of my phone and intercepting some of my e-mails and that sort of thing, it is hard for us to see how it impacts our lives. it is different from the economy and jobs and obamacare. it may be more of an intellectual exercise that does not really rise to the top of the political debates. >> we will watch to see how al
Aug 4, 2013 1:00am EDT
addressed in the current congressional session, including the nsa surveillance programs, and gun legislation. here is a preview of some of his remarks. two hours after the state court came down. this was not a state acting like -- in the negotiation or the effort to make sure all the problems they had could be fixed. and have a new voting rights act consistent with the supreme court. it is shortly -- sharply divided. five people decided after an hour of hearing argument, they understood it is a lot better than the hundreds of hearings and hundreds of hours the house and the senate had. it was overwhelmingly voted for by both republicans and democrats. , you must've gotten it wrong. we're are going to change. justicen, the chief admitted there would still be voting rights violations. >> you can see all of the senator's remarks on tomorrow's "newsmakers" at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. here on c-span. >> when the first electronic computer was planned, it was -- estimated there could never be a market for more than two or three. today, there are more than 5000 computers. >> this is a replica of thi
Aug 31, 2013 3:00pm EDT
, the resolutions and the debt ceiling and the snooping by the nsa, this is something that has to be done by the end of the year so that a revised and constitutional voting rights act is in place before the 2014 election season both primaries and general elections start to run. we have job number one that is before us. i know we are all here for job number one. it is not going to be easy but when we are all together, we shall overcome. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. our next speaker really does not need an introduction. i would like to say special remarks about our distinguished chairman, reince priebus. in march, we released the growth and opportunity project and it is a 100 page document. under his leadership, we will be engaging minority communities for the first time, we will be going to communities and being there three years before any election. reince priebus believes that every vote counts and i am so honored and so blessed to have the opportunity to work under him. please welcome reince priebus. >> thank you to you all and to crystal and what a great job she has done. jim sensenbrenner
Aug 17, 2013 3:00pm EDT
. 2013] hill, eric leahy wants to hold more hearings on nsa surveillance programs. authority inlegal surveilling americans and foreigners living in the united states. tonight, we will have more on u.s. intelligence and threats around the world with officials from the national counterterrorism center at 8:35 p.m. eastern here on c-span. "wash yournext journal," we will discuss the political unrest in egypt and and bordering country. we will talk with jon alterman. and then stephen ellis talks about the national flood insurance program and how a new law is causing rates to rise. after that, social media and how it might be used to help predict the outcome of u.s. house elections. we will talk with indiana university professor that will be live on "washington journal." >> standing inside hardscrabble, which is a two-story log cabin in 1856. her memoirs letters know that she does not like it one bit. she founded crude and homely. true to her nature, she will make the best of it. as a young married woman, she would want to be mistress of her own home. she just thought that he co
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